I have difficulty with hills...

There is no route which completely avoids hills, if you really are unable to manage any kind of elevation then seriously consider not trying the pilgrimage. If you can climb a little, start the Camino Francés at Roncesvalles to avoid the long trek over the Pyrenees, and take buses or taxis over the mountains of León and O Cebreiro. You MUST walk all of the last 100km to qualify for a Certificado or Compostela.

For basic profile maps on all routes:

Please note that the CSJ has the St Christopher Fund to help with expenses for a companion to travel with elderly or frail pilgrims who need this kind of support. Contact us for more details if you think that this may help you.


Confraternity of Saint James,
27 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY, United Kingdom.
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7928 9988
Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered no. 4096721 — UK Registered Charity no. 1091140
Founded in 1983 to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela

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